And The 55th Annual OBIES Awards Winners Are. . .

And The 55th Annual OBIES Awards Winners Are. . .
photo by Cary Conover

The Sustained Achievement Award

David Greenspan

Best New American Play (includes a $1000 prize)

Annie Baker, Circle Mirror Transformation and The Aliens


Reed Birney, Tracee Chimo, Peter Friedman, Deirdre O'Connell, Heidi Schreck, ensemble Circle Mirror Transformation

Dane DeHaan, The Aliens

Jonathan Hammond, The Boys in the Band

Marc Damon Johnson, The Brother/Sister Plays

Laurie Metcalf, A Lie of the Mind

Wendell Pierce, sustained excellence of performance

Juliet Rylance, As You Like It

Rocco Sisto, sustained excellence of performance


Enda Walsh, The New Electric Ballroom


Sam Gold, Circle Mirror Transformation and The Aliens

Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park

Design / Music

Steven Dufala and Billy Blaise Dufala, machine design, Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines

Stephin Merritt, music & lyrics, Coraline

Tyler Micoleau, sustained excellence of lighting design

Neil Murray (sets and costumes), Malcolm Rippeth (lighting), Gemma Carrington and Jon Driscoll (projection design), Brief Encounter

Special Citations

Ariane Mnouchkine & Théâtre du Soleil, Les Éphémères

Taylor Mac, The Lily's Revenge

The Ohio Theatre

Hoi Polloi (Alec Duffy, Dave Malloy, and Rick Burkhardt) and Rachel Chavkin, Three Pianos

Philippe Quesne and Gaëtan Vourc'h, L'Effet de Serge

Chris Wells, The Secret City

The Ross Wetzsteon Award (includes a $1000 prize)

Foundry Theatre

Obie Grants

Harlem School of the Arts Ontological Incubator Vampire Cowboys

Ceremony Hosts

Michael Cerveris Anika Noni Rose

Award Presenters

J. Smith-Cameron Marin Ireland Linda Lavin Hamish Linklater Michael Shannon Jennifer Westfeldt Lillias White (who introduced the Fela! performers)

Obie Award Judges Michael Feingold, Chairman Andy Propst, Secretary Kristin Marting Ralph B. Peña Martha Plimpton Alexis Soloski

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